Augusta, Maine: Gannett and Morse, No date [c. late 1880s]. Cardboard covers. 12mo; 12 plate fold-out; maroon blind stamped decorative border with title gilt stamped on front cover; paper spine; illustrated with gray tone chromolithographs, not photographs; paper spine has chipping and is fragile; very good minus. Scarce, only two located in WorldCat libraries, both in Maine. Very good. Item #50
Manufactured by Chisolm Bros., Portland, Me. Manufacturers of Chas. Frey’s Original Souvenir Albums of All American and Canadian Cities & Sceneries. Wonderful early views of Augusta including the U.S. Arsenal, the Maine Insane Asylum, Fort Weston with a large log cabin, churches, bridges, court houses, and the flood in 1887 at Market Square. Although the illustrations appear to be photographs, they are gray tone chromolithographs from a monotone photograph.